The Main Features Of The Tesla Semi and Why It Exists

It is three times as powerful compared to other diesel trucks on the road.

Sadrettin Akpınar

December 3, 2022 5:15 PM
Last Update: December 3, 2022 6:09 PM

During Friday night’s Tesla Semi unveiling, Elon Musk glanced up at a slide and said, “It’s a beast.”  Musk also hinted at a feature that looks to be available for Cybertruck throughout the presentation. We will sort out some important points about the Tesla semi-truck.

First, it’s vital to address why Tesla is considering entering the trucking industry. People who live close to warehouses, ports, and other areas where there is a lot of truck traffic may suffer harmful health consequences from semi-trucks fumes.

Musk said that the Semi will do more than only fight climate change. Additionally, it is quiet, will enhance air quality, and will enhance the health of those who live close to motorways. The Semi, according to him, is “a vital piece of the jigsaw” that will further Tesla’s goal of hastening the switch to more environmentally friendly energy sources.

Tesla Semi Truck Accelerates from 0 to 60 mph/96.5 kmh in 20 Seconds 

High power is not surprising to us given that the car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph/96.5 km/h in 20 seconds when fully loaded. By the way, fully loaded is 82,000 lbs/37,195 kg Gross Combination Weight (GCW), as opposed to 80,000 lbs for diesel cars, which is the allowable GCW for BEVs.This is probably why a substantially loaded Tesla Semi is able to easily accelerate when driving uphill on an incline.

It Has Tri-Motor System

The unique tri-motor technology that drives the Tesla Semi consists of three independent electric motors, as opposed to four. Because the front axle is not powered, the motors power the second and third rear axles.

The fact that the electric motors have carbon-sleeved rotors, precisely like the Tesla Model S and Model X Plaid debuted in 2021, is an intriguing feature. This indicates that Tesla gave it everything it had to optimize the drive unit’s output.

Tesla’s new, super-powerful charging capabilities are available for the Tesla Semi Truck and Cybertruck

Last but not least, Tesla has a new, fast-charging system, and a battery with greater range than competitors. The DC fast-charging system delivers up to 1MW. It employs a water-based coolant to ensure it’s safe in delivering that power. It will also be available to power up Cybertrucks, the consumer pickup truck Tesla is planning.

Related Article: Tesla Targets to Produce 100 Semi-Electric Trucks by 2023


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